Disciples will be able to share an online Easter service featuring Rev. Terri Hord Owens as speaker. Suzanne Castle and Andra Moran (Brim Project) are organizing a full-on worship service to be posted on YouTube Easter Sunday morning.
Included in the service will be a sermon, children’s moment and time of communion as well as music with lyrics. It will be posted on the Disciples YouTube channel.
Individual components of the service such as the sermon, children’s moment, communion meditation and an offering meditation will be available on Friday, April 10, for those congregations that would like to slot the additional material into their own service. These will also be posted on the Disciples YouTube channel.
Castle and Moran are also working on a Holy Week service. You can find more about that on their website.
Even in these stressful, uncertain times, we can rejoice in the ways Disciples are working together as one Church to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can live into our call to be in covenant together.
Across the United States, Canada, and beyond, Disciples still rejoice in all that the Lord has made. This Easter, we rejoice together as one Church, as the One Body of Christ. We rejoice in all that we accomplish together, and the work God accomplishes through us – even under the most difficult circumstances that call us to worship and connect in new ways.
As you prepare to celebrate these holy days in your congregation, download resources contributed by the very ministries your offering supports, like PowerPoint slides, videos, images, and communion and offering meditations.
The Easter offering is especially important right now, in this time when we are reminded that church can happen in many ways and in many places, not only in our physical buildings. General ministries, including those supported by the Easter offering, are able to respond and be present in this crisis because of the covenant that binds us together as Church.